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Crossroads Mall To Be Demolished

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An Omaha mall is being torn down and redeveloped.  Tenants at the Crossroads Mall at 72nd and Dodge streets tell WOWT that the shopping center will be demolished and they have 30 days to move out.  Century Development, which owns the mall, has not commented on the situation.

The one with the mall, it's complicated

Nov 1, 2019
Courtesy of Seph Lawless, photojournalist and author of, "Abandoned Malls of America: Crumbling Commerce Left Behind".

We start our conversation talking about The Center Mall, one of the first indoor malls in America. The Center Mall is unique to Omaha, but the concept of the American mall was blooming all over the US during the revolutionary decades of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. As the birth of the mall coincided with the beginning of the American civil rights movement, we have a conversation about what the status of the mall can tell us about society as whole.